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BLKLSTRS - THIS IS NOT AN ALBUM BY BLKLSTRS LP REP 172

Coinciding with Steve Hodson (of USA Nails) joining in 2017, where speed and harnessing the ferocious power of their live concerts can be approximated in the ‘album’ form, BLKLSTRS new album is a collection of tunes recorded in two separate recording sessions. Sessions that took place in 2022 and 2023. The sessions were consistent in their approach as the band entered these sessions empty-handed before commencing: no plan, no nothing.

Within two days this way of working saw them record everything from scratch. A blossom that spawned from their frugal rationale that if something didn’t work, then there’d be no justification for keeping it. The fluff and boredom would be disposed of like a discarded piece of scrap.

However – if something was feeling good, the band would pursue it knowing there was no pressure in being precious about something, embracing the emancipation that way of working brought them rather than battling it out over a bridge/middle-eight/chorus/etc.

Most of the songs on here have been released digitally on EPs such as Leisure Centre and Auf Dem Tisch.

But when A Tent River Du Roi, friends of the band’s in Paris decided they wanted to put them out as vinyl, the band added Pity Party and Tech Guy which were recorded in the Auf Dem Tisch session. Songs not actually released at the time.

The group had the whole thing remastered by our friend Wayne at Bear Bites Horse Studio to make it sound more like a cohesive project.

Separate from the scene’s lineage, yet upholding its inspiring credentials, since their 2012 debut to 2020’s Fantastic Man, BLKLSTRS are a band that moves in their own circles. From one breed of noise to another, a noise evident here as being one interested in discomfort, disfigurement, deconstruction, dismemberment, dissembling the self, they move at their own pace, up close or from outer space, in the ear and just behind it, a circling foursome of sharks that eventually clash teeth as they crash upon the victim in the middle of their curious games.

Obviously, this isn’t an album. It’s so much more. But not that not you knew not that right?

These words are pulled from a longer review by Ryan Walker ~ https://louderthanwar.com/author/ryanwalker/

1.Pity Party 03:28
2.Why Deny It? 03:49
3.The Wrong Way Home 03:24
4.No Not At All 02:04
5.Leisure Centre 03:14
6.Powdered Milk 04:28
7.Melting John 02:17
8.Smart Guy 03:22
9.Tech Guy 02:46
10.Personal Training 06:05

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 originally released as Leisure Centre and Auf Dem Tisch eps.
1 and 9 recorded during the ep sessions.
Recorded by George Riley and BLKLSTRS at The Penthouse Studio, Leeds. Vocals recorded by Billy Mason-Wood
Remixed by Steven Hodson.
Mastered for vinyl by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse, London.
Artwork by Dan Holloway.
Saxophone by Rob Mitchell.

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Vinyl purchase includes an instant digital download in the format of your choice!

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LPs EXPECTED TO SHIP AT THE END OF AUGUST

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Pressing Information

500 ON GREEN VINYL WITH PURPLE SPLATTER

U.S. version of this collection, also released in France/EU by "A Tant Rêver Du Roi Records"